Long Island Spy Museum Announces Book Publishing Venture with Shadow Lawn Press and Magazine
Stony Brook, NY, May 17, 2012—Nonfiction works of cloak-and-daggery will be the focus of a new joint venture between the non-profit Long Island Spy Museum, multimedia book publisher Shadow Lawn Press and Eye Spy Intelligence Magazine, the world’s only independent publication dedicated to espionage and intelligence. The venture launches Long Island Spy Museum Publishing, a nonfiction imprint dedicated to the espionage genre.
“The secret realm of espionage is a fascinating twilight world of covert ‘ops,’ clandestine activities, cryptic cyphers, cyberspies and more,” said William Birnes, founder of Shadow Lawn Press and New York Times bestselling author. “Long Island Spy Museum Publishing will offer the general public a rare glimpse into this mysterious universe.”
Written for the mass market, Long Island Spy Museum Publishing titles will be published in bound and e-book formats through Shadow Lawn Press. Authors will be featured in Eye Spy, a non-political publication available in 36 countries and read by more than 100,000 people worldwide. Subscribers are primarily intelligence agencies, government training academies, military forces and security colleges.
“Due to the unique branding and positioning of Eye Spy and the Long Island Spy Museum, and our mutual connections to all things in intelligence, we will be able to attract a unique subset of authors,” said Mark Birdsall, managing editor, Eye Spy. “The intelligence community has fantastic stories to tell. Long Island Spy Museum Publishing is a chance for new as well as established authors to share their experiences, to educate the general public about spies and spycraft.”
Venture Capital investor Bedford Media and Capital is providing the initial six figure funding for Long Island Spy Museum Publishing, Inc., a standalone company that will generate a year-round revenue stream via royalties for the Long Island Spy Museum. “In today’s economy, non-profits need to be creative in fundraising efforts,” said Michael Gilbert, Chief Operating Officer, Long Island Spy Museum. “We are dedicated to supporting our community with a successful, engaging Museum that will be a part of the Long Island cultural landscape for decades to come.”